[No. 109.]

AN ACT

To change the time of holding the County Courts of Chambers and Covington counties, and for other purposes.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That hereafter the county courts for Chambers county, shall be held on the first Mondays in June and November, and may remain in session eight judicial days.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of said judge, to hold the orphans court in said county of Chambers, at the court-house, upon the first Mondays in each and every month.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That hereafter, the county courts in the county of Covington, shall be held on the first Mondays in January and July, and that this act shall take effect from and after the first day of March next.

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That all laws contravening the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved, Dec. 22, 1836.

[No. 110.]

AN ACT

To divorce Sarah A. English from her husband Lewis English.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That in accordance with a decree of the circuit court of Baldwin county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at the fall term of said court, in the year 1836, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnised and subsisting between Sarah A. English and Lewis English, be and the same is hereby dissolved and made void; and that the said Sarah A. English be henceforth divorced from her husband Lewis English.

Approved, Dec. 22, 1836.

[No. 111.]

AN ACT

For the relief of William M. King and James M. Nabors.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That William M.. King, a member from the county of Jackson, and James M. Nabors, of the county of Shelby, shall be entitled to four dollars per day, from the commencement of the present session, and the mileage allowed by law, from their residence to and from the seat of government, and the speaker of the house of representatives shall be authorised and required to certify accordingly.

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[No. 112.]

AN ACT

To repeal in part an act entitled an act to regulate trials before Justices of the Peace approved December 31st, 1830.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That hereafter, the county of Greene shall be exempt from the operations of an act, entitled an act, to regulate trials before justices of the peace, approved December 31st, 1830.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful in the county of Greene, for justices of the peace in said county, to issue process against any defendant or defendants, to any part of said county, and make the same returnable or triable at any place in said county, the justice of the peace issuing the same may think proper to appoint, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, Dec. 22, 1836

[No. 113.]

AN ACT

To incorporate the City Company of Alabama.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That William Bayard, his associates, and all and every person or persons, who now are, or hereafter may become members of the city company, their successors and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby created and made a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the City Company of Alabama; and the said company are hereby authorised to purchase, create, hold, improve and dispose of property, to the extent, and for the purpose hereinafter mentioned; and by their corporate name to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and defend and be answered and defended, in any court of law or equity; and may have and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That said company shall not at any one time, hold or own exceeding two thousand acres of land which, or so much thereof as to said company may seem expedient, may be laid off into lots, upon which to build a city.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That the capital stock of said company, shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each and that the said William Bayard and his associates, and every person or corporation, who now are, or hereafter may become the owner or owners of one or more shares of said capital stock, shall thenceforth become a member of said company.

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That the first meeting of said company, may be called by the said William Bayard, or any two or more of said members, first giving reasonable notice of the time and place of such meeting.

Sec. 5.  And be it further enacted, That said city shall be located upon the eastern shore of the Mobile Bay, in the county of Baldwin, commencing about twelve hundred feet from the south side of the Rio Volante, and extending thence towards the south west corner of the old English Plantation, commonly called Wigg=s plantation.


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Sec. 6.  And be it further enacted, That said company shall have power to build ships, boats and vessels, wharves, workshops, factories, ware-houses, saw-mills, cotton-presses, store-houses, dwelling houses, hotels and such other buildings and improvements, as may be deemed necessary, ornamental or convenient, and the same to use or dispose of upon such terms and conditions as will best promote the interest of said company, and increase the prosperity of said city

Sec. 7.  And be it further enacted, That said company shall have power to make and establish all such rules, by laws and regulations for their own government, as to them shall seem necessary and expedient:  Provided, the same shall not be repugnant to the laws or constitution of this State, or of the United States, and it shall be lawful for said company to transact all and any such business as may be prescribed by the by-laws of said company.

Sec. 8.  And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue and be in force for and during the term of fifteen years.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836

[No. 114.]

AN ACT

To abolish an Election Precinct at Town Creek Bridge, and establish one in lieu thereof at Leighton, in Lawrence county.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the election precinct now established at Town Creek Bridge, in Lawrence county, be, and the same is hereby abolished; and in lieu thereof, that an election precinct is hereby established at Leighton in said county, any act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 114.]

AN ACT

To incorporate the Mobile Steam Saw mill Company.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That William H. Robertson, Edward Martineau, Gustavus Beal, Archibald Besum and John J. Deshon, and such others as have or shall be hereafter associated with them, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed a body corporate, by the name, title and style of the Mobile Steam Saw-mill Company, for the term of twenty years from and after the passage of this act, and by that name shall be, and they are hereby made capable in law, to have, purchase, receive, possess, enjoy, and retain to them, and to their successors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels, and effects, of whatever kind, nature or quality, and the same to sell, grant, demise, alien and dispose of; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded and answer and be answered, defend and be defended , in all manner of acts, suits, matters and things, in any court of law or equity; and also to have and use a common seal, and the same to alter, break or renew at their pleasure  Provided always, That it shall not be lawful for the said corporation to use any part of its capital stock or funds for banking purpose, nor to emit for circulation, any notes or bills or make any contract for the payment of money, except only under


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the seal of the said corporation, and all such notes and contracts shall, to all intents and purposes be taken to operate as specialties at law.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That the capital stock of the said corporation, shall not exceed the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, in two hundred shares of one thousand dollars each.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That the affairs of the said steam saw-mill company, shall be managed and conducted by five directors, who shall be stockholders of said company, and resident citizens of this State, and who shall hold their office for one year from the first of January next, and until there shall be a new election of directors, in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That the stock affairs and concerns of the said corporation, shall be managed by the said directors, to be chosen or elected on the third Monday in December in each and every year, from and after the passage of this act, by the stockholders, at such place and under such regulations as a majority of the stockholders may determine upon and prescribe, and such election shall be made by ballot, by a plurality of votes, allowing one vote for every share.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836

[No. 115.]

AN ACT

To divorce Matilda Larkins from her husband Thomas Larkins.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That in accordance with a decree of the circuit court of Perry county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at the spring term of the said county, in the year 1836, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnised and subsisting between Matilda Larkins and Thomas Larkins, be, and the same are hereby dissolved and made void; and that the said Matilda Larkins be henceforth divorced from her said husband Thomas Larkins.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That in accordance with a decree of the circuit court of Greene county, exercising chancery jurisdiction pronounced at the fall term of said court, in the year 1836, the bonds the matrimony heretofore solemnised and subsisting between Charlotte A. A. Baker and her husband Nathan Baker, be, and the same are hereby made void; and that the said Charlotte A. A. Baker be henceforth divorced from her said husband Nathan Baker.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836

[No. 116.]

AN ACT

To change the time of holding a County Court therein specified

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the first term of the county court of commissioners of revenue and roads of Pickens county, hereafter be begun and held on the second Monday of January, in every year, instead of the time now authorised by law for said court to be holden.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That the county courts of the county of Montgomery, shall be holden hereafter on the third Mon-


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days of June and December of each and every year, and shall continue in session six judicial days at each term.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 117.]

AN ACT

To regulate the compensation of Clerks of the Circuit and County Courts of Tuscaloosa county, for public or extra services.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That hereafter the clerks of the circuit and county courts of the county of Tuscaloosa shall each be entitled to receive, for the performance of all those duties of their respective offices , not specified in the enumeration of fees as now established by law, but which are therein designated as public services, such reasonable sum, not exceeding two hundred dollars per annum, as may be deemed equitable and just and allowed by the courts to which they respectively belong, which sum so allowed, shall be paid upon the certificate of such court, out of any money in the county treasury, as now provided by law.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 118.]

AN ACT

For the relief of John Atkins, Jailor of Chambers county.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the sum of five hundred and twenty-three dollars and eighty cents be hereby allowed to John Atkins, jailor of Chambers county.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the comptroller to issue his warrant, in favor of said John Atkins, for the above amount, on any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 119.]

AN ACT

To divorce Sally C. Patterson from her husband George D. Patterson.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That in accordance with a decree of the circuit court of the county of Lawrence, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at the fall term, in the year 1836, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnised and subsisting between Sally C. Patterson and George D. Patterson, be, and the same are hereby dissolved and made void; and that the said Sally C. Patterson be henceforth divorced from her said husband George D. Patterson.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836

[No. 120.]

AN ACT

To authorise the Sipsey Bridge and Causeway Company to establish a Ferry for a limited time.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the Sipsey Bridge and Causeway Company be, and they are hereby authorised to establish and keep a public ferry over the Sipsey river at or near where they are now authorised by law to build a bridge across said stream, in the county of Tuscaloosa, upon the


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terms, as to bond and security, as now required; which ferry shall continue until said company complete said bridge:  Provided, There be no unnecessary delay therein; and may be used by them at any time that said bridge may be out of repair, so that it cannot be passed over; and the said company may receive the same ferriage at said ferry, as they are authorised to receive toll for crossing said bridge.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That said company may open any road or roads, leading to or from said bridge and causeway , upon their paying all private damages that may be assessed as incident thereto, and after they shall have opened any such road or roads, they may receive such additional toll as the court of revenue and roads of said county of Tuscaloosa may authorise from time to time, if the road so opened be in the county of Tuscaloosa, and if in the county of Pickens, then the county court of revenue and roads of Pickens county shall have the power of allowing additional toll.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That it shall not be necessary that the directors of the said company shall be stockholders.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 121.]

AN ACT

To change the time of holding the County Courts of Sumter county, and for other purposes.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act, the county court for the county of Sumter, shall be holden on the second Mondays in January and July, in each and every year, and may continue in session for one week.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That all process issued and made returnable to said court as now fixed by law, be, and the same is hereby made returnable to said court at the term thereof, as established by this act.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That the qualified electors, residing in the beat in the county of Sumter, in which is situated the town of Livingston, be, and they are hereby authorised, on giving ten days notice, to elect an additional constable for said beat who shall be subject to the same rules, regulations and restrictions as are now provided by law for the government of constables.

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That all laws contravening the provisions of this act, be, and they are hereby repealed.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 122.]

AN ACT

To incorporate the Mesopotamia Male and Female Academy.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act, the academy at Mesopotamia, Greene county, known by the name of the Mesopotamia Male and Female Academy, shall be known and called by that name, and that Robert G. Quarles, James Loughridge, James Murphy, John H. Gray, Robert Criswell, Harvey Cleaveland, and


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James H. Archibald, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Mesopotamia Male and Female Academy, and as such, shall be capable and liable in law to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded; and shall be authorised to make such by-laws and regulations as shall be necessary for the government of said academy:  Provided, such by-laws and regulations are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State, and for that purpose may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as they may think proper, and remove the same from office for improper conduct, or neglect of duty.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That the trustees aforesaid, shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all manner of property, both real and personal; all donations, gifts and immunities whatsoever, which may belong or appertain to said institution, or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or to their successors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and use of said academy.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That where any vacancy may occur by death, resignation or otherwise, or any of the trustees of said academy, the survivors or remaining trustees shall fill such vacancy in such manner as shall be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of said incorporation.

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That all property owned by the trustees for the benefit of said academy , not exceeding in value twenty thousand dollars, shall be free from taxation.

Sec. 5.  And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, no person shall be allowed to keep a tippling shop for the retailing of spirituous liquors of any kind whatsoever, within one mile of said academy, mentioned in the first section of this act.

Sec. 6.  And be it further enacted, That every person offending against the provisions of the fifth section of this act, shall be liable to the same penalties as are prescribed against persons retailing spirituous liquors without license.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 123.]

AN ACT

To incorporate the Alabama Female Athenaeum.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Alva Woods, Benjamin F. Porter, James H. De Votee, William R. Hinton and Chapman A. Hester, their associates and successors are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of the Alabama Female Athenaeum, and by that name, shall have full power and authority to have and use a common seal, and the same to break, alter and renew at pleasure; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all kind of actions , either in law or equity, to receive donations and make purchases of real and personal estate, which shall enure them and their successors forever; and to sell, alien and dispose of the same; and to hold real estate to the value of fifty thousand dollars; and further to pass all such by-laws, rules and regulations as the said corporation may deem essential for the government of the same:  Provided, that such by laws, rules and regulations are not repugnant to the laws and constitutions of this, or the United States.


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Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors shall have power to establish, and continue in the town of Tuscaloosa, a Female Academy, under such rules, regulations and conditions, as may be deemed necessary; to establish rates of tuition, and do any such further act or acts as may be essential to the carrying on of the same:  And be it further enacted, that the said corporation shall have authority to raise by loan, subscription or stock, such amount of funds not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, as they may find necessary, and the same to secure and recover by suit or otherwise, as may be usual and in accordance with law.

Sec. 3.  .And be it further enacted, That said trustees, from among themselves, shall choose a president, and elect such other officers as may be essential.

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That vacancies in the said body of trustees, and the president of said Academy shall be supplied in such manner as may be from time to time agreed upon and determined by the stockholders:  And be it further enacted, that the buildings, lands or other property of the said Academy, shall, while used for the purpose of education, be exempt from all taxation whatever.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.

[No. 124.]

AN ACT

To define the limits of East Wetumpka

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the corporate authorities of the town of East Wetumpka shall be extended over the following limits to wit; commencing at the foot of the bridge in said town and running thence along the line of the Coosa river to the line of Coosa county north, and along the south line of said county east, for one mile, thence south, to the north east corner of the Talasse Fixico Reserve, and along the north line of that reserve to the Coosa river, thence to the beginning.

Approved, Dec. 23, 1836.